Christine O’Donnell Says She Might Run For Senate Again
MILLSBORO — Tea party faithful in the First State didn’t have a lot to celebrate on primary election night, with a victory for one favored candidate, but loss after loss in other primary contests for state House and Senate seats.
But at least one person saw in Tuesday’s primary reason to believe tea-party conservatives will still turn out to vote for candidates they believe in, against established incumbents.
Christine O’Donnell, who signaled the tea party’s ascendance two years ago when she wrested the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate from longtime U.S. Rep. Mike Castle, said at the urging of supporters, she’s giving serious thought to a 2014 rematch against the man who beat her in the general election, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons.
“I think I owe that to my supporters, to at least consider a run,” O’Donnell said in an interview last week. “People sacrificed. Not only came out of their comfort zone – sacrificed to work hard in order to win the primary. And I think that I owe it to them to give it every consideration.”
The rematch would be in 2014 because the 2010 election in which O’Donnell faced off against Coons was a Special Election to fill the remainder of Vice-President Biden’s term which had begun when he was re-elected in 2008. All the same, I have to think that the Delaware GOP would rather put up a cardboard cutout than re-nominate Christine O’Donnell.